Be in the Know When Selecting New Window Coverings
- Does a room size influence window fashion selection?
Always take room size into consideration when selecting the right window covering product. Larger rooms give you with an opportunity to select products that have larger proportions. For example; use larger pleat sizes in honeycomb shades. Don’t be afraid to use bolder colors in fabrics or larger fabric repeats with other decorative aspects of the room.
Play up the fact that you have the space. Proportions need to balance within the size and scale of furniture, artwork, decorative accessories and lighting. Use larger diameter drapery hardware and make drapery side panels wider and full length to the floor.
- My room has front facing windows and side facing windows. Should I select something different for the front and something different for the sides?
Select the same window covering for both. Selecting the same blind, shade, shutter, or drapery allows for visual continuity in the room. The room will appear more finished if the products match. Using different products may seem like you are mixing old with new. Remember opposites don’t attract but distract in this case.
- Does window size influence the product I select?
Think about where the window is located along with its size. The size of the window affects how much light enters the room. Ask yourself – Do you want to soften the light, block the light, or control Ultra-Violet rays? Do you want an open view during the day, but privacy at night? These factors affect the function and decorative style of the product selected.
- How do I select the right color of my blind, shade or shutter?
Consider the color is the trim? In most cases if you coordinate the window fashion color with the trim. Most cases a neutral color such as white or cream, is a safe bet. Neutral colors blend well and offer lasting value. Window fashions with color can be used to balance other definite colors in the rooms present in furniture, pillows, carpets, wall color and other textile colors.
- Should I be concerned what my window coverings look like from the outside?
When looking at the windows from the outside, color can play an important role. The color of your house should not clash with the color of the window coverings. This may seem obvious but isn’t always something you’d think about. It’s best not to have a lot of different colors facing outside as this is not tasteful and can detract from the home’s overall appearance. Many of today’s window fashions are neutral in color to the outside which relieves one of this concern.
- Short Long versus Long Draperies?
It really depends on the room where the drapery will be used. Living rooms and Dining rooms look better in most instances with longer draperies. Longer draperies are more flowing and can give the room more height. The decorative part of the fabric and decorative details such as trims buttons, bands, tiebacks can be seen better,
However, if there is a radiator immediately below the window and the radiator location blocks the drapery from going longer, this will become the deciding factor. Forced air heating vents located at the bottom of a wall will make a longer drapery flutter as the air blows in or out. This is something to consider in deciding long or short. Furniture placed in front of windows may prevent the draperies from being seen. Kids Bedroom may be better shorter as it may pose safety issues. And lastly, the behavior of pets in the house may also influence long or short.
- Do I choose one color for the entire house?
Generally, stay away from the one size fits all approach. It can be an easier decision to make but may be boring over the long term. Different rooms are used for different purposes. For example; a sun porch may have rattan furniture with cushions and pillows in bright festive colors and bright walls. A lighter color will be more complementary on the window whereas a den may have mahogany bookcases and be better paired with a deeper color.
- Should I choose the same window covering for all the windows?
Window coverings are designed with many such ease of use, functionality, beauty room darkening, and budget to name a few. Some windows coverings reduce noise better, some insulate better, some require less maintenance than others. Each room in your home has its own individuality. The color of the walls, the color of the carpet, it’s usage and purpose are different. The window treatments finish the room and add a touch or personalization to the space. Using the same item on all the windows may not offer as desirable an end result.
- Should I buy a brand name window fashion?
Brand name window fashions such as Hunter Douglas have quality built in. They function better and will provide years of enjoyable use. Branded window fashions are assembled using quality components that are designed to last. They offer more choices in materials, colors, textures and styles. They are often designed and assembled in the USA. The companies will back up the product and offer support should the product ever need service or repair.
- Do my window fashions need to fit flush into the window opening?
The choice of window coverings doesn’t have to match the available depth of the window opening. The mounting hardware and product do not need to fit flush. If the blind or shade extends beyond the opening, it might afford better light control or make a smaller window look larger.
Selecting The Right Window Covering in Naples, FL
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